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Amidst drought, rain finally falls

As Californians across the state have been hoping for rain over the past several weeks due to the ongoing drought, several communities finally experienced some rainfall.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Alliance receives grant to help rural business owners

Over the years, the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has committed itself to helping new, existing and expanding businesses throughout the county. With the help of a recent grant from Wells Fargo Bank, hundreds of business owners will soon receive the assistance they need.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Power line falls near Turlock park

Nette Silva was at the Crane Park playground Thursday morning with her kids when a large tree branch suddenly fell, taking with it a power line.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fitness class keeps seniors young and lighthearted

The Healthy Aging Association is working to make the benefits of physical activity a foundation for local seniors through their Young at Heart fitness classes.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Work on Turlock shelter commences

With one scoop of turned soil, Turlock marked a major milestone in the quest to construct a year-round homeless shelter.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Trevethan wins Rotary speech contest

Being able to speak passionately and persuasively about topics that can make a difference in the lives of those in need is a valuable asset to community leaders - and leaders in training.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission starts work on year-round shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is breaking ground on phase one of the new year-round shelter Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock gets low ranking from lung association

When it comes to tamping out cigarette smoking, Stanislaus County and Turlock are getting failing grades from the American Lung Association.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community's 'Best' honored at annual event

Turlock is a town marked by the enduring traits of its community members: commitment, care and selflessness. The 46th Annual Best of Turlock awards program was a testament to its residents that possess these traits.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bluebirds find winter feasts in Valley trees

Have you seen the bluebirds? Western bluebirds, that is-not to be confused with the scrub jay, our valley member of the jay clans of the family Corvidae.

January 24, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


TID to review investment portfolio and activity

The fourth quarter Treasurer's Report will be presented at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, reviewing the district's investment activity and transactions throughout the end of 2013.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Unemployment rate steady at year’s end

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

January 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local artist finds inspiration in nature

Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at www.RhettsStudio.com.

January 24, 2014 | | Local


Monte Vista Crossings prepares for expansion

Turlock residents can soon expect several new businesses, as Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the second phase of development next month.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of funding closes parenting resource

For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.

January 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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